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Old 11-14-2012, 12:48 AM   #1
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First post here, I bypassed the intro page and went straight for the help! Hello to everyone and thanks for any replies! First attempt at a lager yeast starter raises a couple questions. All ale yeast starters I have made will produce a good amount of co2 when shaken. However, even after 24 hours the lager yeast will not foam even after a vigorous shake. I followed the same principles I used with the ale yeasts, 1/2 cup DME to 2 cups water, boiled 10 minutes and cooled to 70 before pitching. I am using White Labs San Francisco lager yeast. Every other starter I have made was with WYeast. Again, no problems with those.

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Old 11-14-2012, 01:12 AM   #2
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First post here, I bypassed the intro page and went straight for the help! Hello to everyone and thanks for any replies! First attempt at a lager yeast starter raises a couple questions. All ale yeast starters I have made will produce a good amount of co2 when shaken. However, even after 24 hours the lager yeast will not foam even after a vigorous shake. I followed the same principles I used with the ale yeasts, 1/2 cup DME to 2 cups water, boiled 10 minutes and cooled to 70 before pitching. I am using White Labs San Francisco lager yeast. Every other starter I have made was with WYeast. Again, no problems with those.
It sounds ok to me. I haven't really noticed more or less co2 production in different yeast strains, but I have noticed that some don't even form much, if any, krausen.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:40 AM   #3
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This past weekend I made a Pils using White Labs SF Lager. I had the same experience with my starter, no krausen in the starter. Pitched into 1.061 wort and 24 hours later the brew was rocking. No concerns here.

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:09 AM   #4
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Been about 24 hours now and the brew is fermenting just fine. Guess there was nothing to worry about!

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